But they don't seem to mind.
"Overall I think it's a good idea just to help the industry," says AJ Kappes, a tattoo artist at Abstract Ink Tattoos and Body Piercings.
Three new fees would be established.
One is an apprenticeship fee of $100.
That means a person who's learning the art under direct supervision would pay a one time fee solidifying their year of training.
"The apprenticeship fee is a great idea because it will help the city keep track of apprentices more. They used to not really do that. It was more of a trust thing, like you sign a piece of paper and get your license and that's it," Kappes says.
The second is a temporary artist fee of $100.
So if an out-of-town artist wants to temporarily work in a local tattoo parlor while passing through town, they'd have to pay in order to do so.
"Say if we want a really good artist to do a guest spot for a week or two, then we'll allow that without them having to pay $500 for an annual fee," Kappes says.
Last is a testing fee of $50.
Members of the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Health Department say a survey of fees show the new fees would be in line with other jurisdictions.
There was not a request to increase existing fees.
City councilors will discuss this ordinance at Tuesday's city council meeting.
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